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So That’s What I Should Have Done…

RNAi can be a powerful tool, says Keith Robison, but bad papers are still out there because the methodologies were not completely refined. At Omics! Omics!, he rounds up two papers that analyze RNAi data. One focuses on noise and the other take looks at genome-wide data.

Hopefully a look at this guide will save your paper from being one of the “bad” ones.

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.